March 18, 2003

Axceleon and Power Technologies Inc. (PTI) Partner

Jacob Webb writes "Axceleon's EnFuzion and PTI's Power Systems Simulator for Engineering (PSS/E) chosen by
Powerlink Queensland.

Axceleon (, leaders in
computational grid software, announced today that Powerlink Queensland, one of the
world's most reliable, high-voltage energy transmission networks, has deployed
Axceleon's EnFuzion along with PTI's Power System Simulator for Engineering.

Network utilities, such as Powerlink, currently use EnFuzion to automate and speed up
calculations of power transfer limits throughout their networks. By deploying EnFuzion,
these corporations are able to save a great deal of time and resources.

Due to EnFuzion's flexibility, Powerlink has been able to deploy it with power system
simulation software such as PTI's PSS/E. Powerlink is using these two products to
automate and speed up tasks associated with performing power system simulations as
part of the process for derivation of complex multi-term network limit equations. Prior to
EnFuzion, Powerlink engineers had to subdivide simulation runs into separate batches,
dispatch these to separate PCs, monitor their progress, and then reassemble the results
from each of these batch runs. The process was labor intensive and susceptible to error.
EnFuzion has allowed the tasks to be automated in a seamless way, eliminating the

"Axceleon is finding that EnFuzion integrated with a world class product such as PSS/E
from PTI is perfect for the energy sector," said Michael Duffy, President and CEO at
Axceleon. "We are very happy to be providing Powerlink with a solution that offers
them uninterrupted service, and allows them to execute tasks faster and easier."

"Axceleon has facilitated the use of PTI's world leading transmission planning tool,
PSS/E in the most novel way," said Michael Edmonds, Vice President at PTI. "We're
actively working on a number of projects to utilize PTI's software in new and different
approaches to the market."

"Powerlink's use of EnFuzion is a great example of a growing trend to consolidate IT
costs by utilizing grid computing to manage and execute compute intensive jobs faster
and more accurately," said Bill Claybrook, Research Director at Aberdeen Group. "Grid
computing technologies allow corporations the ability to become more productive, while
utilizing existing infrastructure."

About EnFuzion
Axceleon's EnFuzion gives companies, such as Powerlink, the ability to turn existing IT
infrastructure into high-speed, fault-tolerant, highly available supercomputers. EnFuzion
automates parametric studies, where the same application is executed several times with
multiple sets of input parameters. Parametric studies are labor intensive and subject to
errors. With EnFuzion, users are able to reduce time consuming manual tasks, eliminate
errors and deliver results faster. EnFuzion works with Windows, Linux and Unix based
operating systems, and utilizes all available computing hardware, including idle desktops,
dedicated servers, rack mounted servers and blade servers. For a free 30-day trial of
EnFuzion 7.2 visit:

About Axceleon
Axceleon is revolutionizing the high-performance grid computing market with its
EnFuzion software. EnFuzion gives organizations the ability to automate applications
and gain faster computing results with their existing heterogeneous hardware and
software computing environments. Whether deployed on dedicated servers or idle
desktops across an enterprise, EnFuzion reduces application execution time and delivers a
tangible Return-on-Investment (ROI). To learn more about EnFuzion visit

About Power Technologies Inc. (PTI)

Power Technologies, Inc. (PTI) is a consulting engineering company and the world
leader in the analysis of electrical power systems for generation, transmission,
distribution and industrial plants.

PTI is a member of The Shaw Group, founded in 1987, has grown to become the world's
only vertically-integrated provider of complete piping systems, and comprehensive
engineering, procurement and construction services. Shaw specializes in the power
generation and process industries along with the environmental and infrastructure sectors.
In addition to advanced technical consulting services, PTI provides world-standard
analytical software programs, professional education in power systems engineering and
sophisticated instrumentation systems.

PTI has conducted business in over 100 countries and has proudly served more than 1200
clients including electric utilities, government agencies, power generators, power
marketers and manufacturers.

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